How to Oil Hair Clippers – Step by Step Guide

It can be difficult to oil your hair clippers as it’s quite a tricky and fiddly job. After a couple of times, you should get the hang of it and be able to oil your hair clippers with no trouble at all. You should oil your clippers on a regular basis and make it part of your routine when it comes to clipper maintenance. Oiling is an easy and quick way to make sure the clippers perform to the best of their ability. It will also enhance their blade life so that they last for much longer. Regular cleaning of your clipper is a must. 

How to Oil Hair Clippers

It is important to double check the oil that you are using for your clippers as just any old oil you have lying around might not do the job. The oil you use should not be particularly thick and should run faster rather than slower. This is because the level of viscosity means the blades can move easier and faster with as little resistance from friction as possible. Another important thing to be aware of to make sure the oil you use works on your clippers is that the oil can be used in high temperature and have resistance against heat. The best results for oiling your clippers is to use real hair clipper oils, even though some other alternative oils will work.

Step 1

The first thing you should do is use a brush in order to clean the hair that has accumulated over time. Get in between the blades so that all the hair is removed. You should then use a blade cleaner to make sure the blades are clean from the inside to the outside. Brush even more in order to remove any and all of the remaining hair. After this, use a paper towel to remove any excess oil as you will not want to over oil the clippers.

Step 2

If you are using an oil that does not contain a dropper for ease, then make sure the motor is off before applying the oil. This is because you will have to apply this oil by using your fingers. Do this by oiling up one of your fingers and use the fingertip to spread the oil around the surfaces of the cutting blades. This will get the oil into the nooks as best as possible with the clippers still off. Now you can turn the clippers on for about twenty to thirty seconds in order for the oil to soak deeply through the blades surface area. This will make the oil reach the places you couldn’t reach with your fingers.

Step 3

Now you should turn off the hair clipper and apply a couple of drops of oil (if it has a dropper). Then turn it back on because the oil can then work itself into the blades and disperse better through the clipper due to the vibrations.

Step 4

You should leave the hair clippers on for about twenty to thirty seconds in order for the oil to sink into the blades. Once this is done, you should then use your brush once more to make sure the oil has done its job and completely coated all of the blades. You are now ready to use your clippers again!

Still confused?

Larry The Barberman, made a cool video about oiling the clippers. Let’s take a look:

If you make sure to treat and maintain your hair clippers, they will last for a very long time and ultimately save you money in the long run. Therefore, learning how to oil your clippers is very important knowledge to have. You can also help your clippers by keeping an eye on how far out of place it might have become over time.

Use a screwdriver to remove the screws and allow the blade to move freely in order for you to reposition it. Also, remember to always clean out the hairs as often as possible as it is easy to remove less hair than if it gets clogged over a long period of time. This will also make the blades blunt if the hair clogs and make your trim look uneven and messy rather than the clean-cut you desire. Hair is the first thing that people look at when first meeting you, so you want your hair to look as good as possible.

It is recommended to oil your clippers every time you use them to keep them crystal clean and hygienic. With this regular maintenance, the batteries of your clippers should last anywhere between two to five years. The longevity of the blades truly depends on the frequency that you use the clippers, but you can also get the blades sharpened if necessary. Keep your corded and cordless hair clippers or stubble trimmers well maintained and clean in order to achieve the perfect, sharp, and clean cut you desire for your hair or beard.

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